Top nose job surgeon Dr. Kevin Brenner
You love your family...but you don’t have love the nose you inherited. When the nose is out of balance with the rest of the face, it can overshadow the other features. Bringing the nose into proportion and creating balance is a singularly challenging procedure on any patient but even more so on patients of ethnic descent.
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized niche within the field of nose surgery. Ethnic patients don’t want cookie cutter westernized noses. They want refinement and softening of the nose to balance the face, not a nose that doesn’t fit the rest of their ethnic features. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Brenner is a veteran rhinoplasty surgeon with thousands of procedures to his credit.
He is a double board certified plastic surgeon with additional specialized training in difficult revision and reconstructive nose surgery. As a result, he consistently gives his ethnic patients the refinement they desire without eliminating the essence of their heritage.
He measures the changes he does in millimeters; a little correction can make a profound difference in appearance. Going too far is an error that Dr. Brenner sees all too often. He performs a substantial number of revision nose surgeries correcting these errors. If you're looking for among the finest ethnic rhinoplasty Beverly Hills and Los Angeles have to offer, look no further.
Ethnic differences in a nose job
Each ethnicity presents different challenges in ethnic rhinoplasty, due to structural differences in the nose. Rhinoplasty is aimed at bringing harmony to the face and in the case of ethnic nose surgery, the underlying structure varies considerably from patient to patient.
Techniques of refinement
Patients with low or flat bridges will need a graft to create shape and lift. Material to be used for the graft is usually taken from the patient, either from the rib or the ear. Occasionally a silicone implant will be used but most surgeons prefer to use the patient’s own tissue to ensure the ethnic rhinoplasty correction ‘takes’ and to avoid any issues with rejection.
If the nostrils are too wide, they can be refined through a technique which removes a very small wedge shaped section of tissue at the base of the nostrils, to the side. The sutures are placed inside the nose or within the curve at the base of the nostrils. This then narrows nostril flare creating balance and refinement without radically changing the shape of the nose.
One of the most common reasons that patients seek ethnic rhinoplasty is a bulbous tip. There can be too much cartilage or fatty tissue in the tip which is not adequately supported. In some cases this is due to the fact that the cartilage supporting the tip of the nose is weak. African American and Hispanic noses also are prone to having thicker skin over the nose which can contribute to the appearance of a bulbous tip.
Correcting this problem is done in two stages. First the excess fatty tissue is removed, refining the tip. This is followed by the action of building a stronger support system or frame using cartilage harvested from the ear or septum during your ethnic rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills.
Learn more about Dr. Brenner’s rhinoplasty procedures
Primary rhinoplasty, or simply "rhinoplasty", is nose surgery to address aesthetic issues of the nose.Learn more
Revision rhinoplasty addresses patients who have previously undergone nose surgery, but didn't obtain the results they desired.Learn more